United Way of America
In 1887, Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Father William O'Ryan (Catholic Priest), Reverend Myron Reed (social gospel advocate), and Rabbi William Friedman of Congregation Emanuel founded Denver Charitable Organization Society. That organization evolved into the National United Way.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish women from Colorado who help set up as well as work in charitable orgnazitions in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2004 RMJHS Dinner.
Overview Copies and originals of newspaper articles, newsletters, book chapters, and personal correspondence concerning the United Way and Frances Wisebart Jacobs. Frances Wisebart Jacobs along with a Catholic priest, a Protestant minister and a local rabbi founded the Denver Charity Organization society in 1887. The organization evolved into Community Chest and then intothe National United Way.
Overview Mayor Currigan and John Kamlet at a Workshop of Jewish Family and Children's Services in Denver, Colorado. Tillye Levy and a representative of the United Way can be seen in the background.